Lesson 2: Play the Piano in C Position
Piano Piece: Learn to play some piano pieces. All pieces are played with the right hand and 5 fingers.
Piano Exercises: Learn to play some piano exercises. All exercises are played with the right hand and 5 fingers.
In this lesson, you will learn how to play pieces and exercises with your hands in a fixed position, in C Major.
You will learn:
Five notes on the treble clef
Five notes on the bass clef
Rhythm: the minim or half note, the semibreve or whole note and the crotchet or quarter note.
How to play with your right hand.
How to play with your left hand.
How to play with both hands on the Piano.
Five notes in the treble clef: Play with your Right Hand
Remember where you can find the notes on the piano.
The Clef is what is used to assign specific note names to each of the lines and spaces. The “Treble Clef” and the “Bass Clef” are the most common clefs. The treble clef tells us that the note G is on the second line.
The notes are written on the Music Staff. The staff has 5 lines and 4 spaces.
The “Treble Clef” and the “Bass Clef” are the most common clefs.
The treble clef tells us that the note G is on the second line.
Match the Notes Exercise
Learn with an exercise.PDF
Minims, Crotchets and Semibreves
- Crotchet or quarter note: 1 beat.
- Minim or half note: 2 beats.
- Semibreve or whole note: 4 beats.
Now that you can read Five Notes on the Treble Clef and know how to read Rhythm, you can play a few exercises and Pieces with your Right Hand.
Play an Exercise with your Right Hand
Play a Song with your Right Hand
Five notes in the bass clef: Play with your Left Hand
The Bass Clef tells you that the note F is on the fourth line.
Play an Exercise: First Exercises for the Left Hand
Play with Both Hands
Let’s play with both hands, one at a time.
Now you will learn to play a piece called “Au clair de la lune”
Watch the video and learn the notes.
Au Clair de La Lune
Listen to the song.
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